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@mlbcommissioner @ward7098 Your're right about class envy being a prime motivator behind the ratification of the 16th Amendment. Most people just figured that if it only affected the rich, then why not? Stick it to the rich.
Like I said before, the income tax is not unconstitutional. The Constitution has been amended to make it constitutional. Therefore, it is the constitutional law of the land. It might be immoral, contrary to the thinking of most of the Founders, and one of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto; but it is constitutional now.
I begrudgingly pay my income tax because I don't want to pay the consequences. but I have also signed on to support the repeal of the 16th Amendment. See here: http://www.repeal16.org/repeal-16-legislation.html and here: http://repeal16thamendment.com.
The Declaration of Independence says that the people have the right to abolish or alter their government if it becomes destructive of their rights. Am I ready for armed revolt? Not yet.
5 months ago on Daniel Disobeyed the Law, You Should Too
@titleofliberty76 I have often said that had the Church been around with its 12th Article of Faith during the RevWar, "good" Church members would have been Tories.
@mlbcommissioner What do you mean compelled? Harry Reid says that it's voluntary. See here:
Refuse to pay, if you're willing to suffer the consequences. The IRS will jail you and fine you into oblivion, to state the obvious. We live under a coercive government. Besides, as odious as the income tax is, the people were hoodwinked into ratifying a constitutional amendment, thus making income tax constitutional, right or not.
Just playing devil's advocate, what about D&C 58:21-22:
"Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God hath no need to break the laws of the land. Wherefore, be subject to the powers that be, until he reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet."
If we interpret "laws of the land" as "constitutional" laws of the land," how does that square with the admonition in v. 22?
5 months, 1 week ago on Daniel Disobeyed the Law, You Should Too
Of course. If Sheik Obama doesn't promote her, she'll squeal about their affair.
1 year, 7 months ago on Access denied | The Cable
People like you are the ones who can't think beyond what the talking heads tell you.
1 year, 8 months ago on Access denied | FP Passport
And you think that the missile will kill only the robber? That thing will destroy the liquor store and everybody in it and around it. It's called collateral damage. Collateral damage is okay if it's "ferners", but what about whey they're actual "merikans"?
Term limits. Unfortunately, it's not a quick fix.
1 year, 9 months ago on Gold and Silver Approved as Legal Tender by Arizona Senate – Tenth Amendment Center Blog
How can Utah and Arizona have such intelligent state legistatures but the people of those states continue to elect travesties like Hatch and Songbird McCain?
@farmrdave The states could also retaliate and refuse to send tax money to the feds. I've felt this way for a long time. Keep our money at home and tell the feds to find their money else where. Starve the monkey. As for schools and colleges, it's time to dump the tax-funded public school paradigm anyway. It's a total failure, rat hole down which you cannot stuff enough money to fix. Time for private schools. As for police and hospitals, they shouldn't be getting federal money anyway. Giving federal dollars to them puts them under federal control. I, for one, do not want my police and health care to be federalized. Screw the feds. And if the states become tyrannical, screw them too.
1 year, 10 months ago on Words Don’t Matter, Actions Do
Nobody mentions the Gun Control Act of 1968 or the one back in the '30s that made it illegal to own automatic weapons without a license. They need to be mentioned specifically.
Yes, ugly, as in 1861 ugly.
1 year, 10 months ago on State Supremacy vs the Supremacy Clause
Nice to see that some of our legislators, unlike our governor, actually have spines.
The trouble with this amendment is that the Bill of Rights is not a list of privileges and immunities. It is a partial list of inalienable rights, which, it seems to me, is way different than government-granted privileges and immunities.
1 year, 11 months ago on The 14th Amendment and the Bill of Rights
What about the Northerners who owned slaves but got rid of them at no loss to themselves, either through manumission or outright selling them to Southerners or islands in the Carribean? At the time that the Lincoln declared war on the South, there were movements in the South to eliminate slavery. It was the radicalism of the northern abolitionists that lit the fuse.
What the states need to do is nullify Congress. Simply ignore them until they wake up or go away. The trouble is that so many governors are just yes-men to the president. They have no spine to tell WDC that they simply will not give their states' money to the federal government to waste anymore. We need to repeal or nullify the 16th and 17th Amendments for starters. Gotta starve the monkey.
1 year, 11 months ago on 2013: The Tenther Movement Hits its Stride
2 years ago on Conversation @ http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/12/10/clinton_cancels_mid_east_trip_due_to_illness
Talk about scary!